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Different Types of Restaurants

Restaurants come in many different shapes and sizes. There are different types of restaurants that run the gamut from elegant fine dining establishments to restaurants on wheels, or very informal food service businesses that you wouldn’t really think of as a full commercial restaurant kitchen. Let’s break down some of …

How to Write a Restaurant Business Plan

When you’re working through the process of opening up a new restaurant, a business plan is a must. Simply put, a restaurant is a business like any other kind of enterprise, and restaurant owners benefit from coming up with a detailed and professional restaurant business plan. Writing a restaurant business …

How to Meal Prep & Best Containers to Use

In today’s busy world, meal prepping is extremely important to many home chefs and commercial cooks in a variety of restaurant and foodservice operations. Nearly everyone wants the convenience that meal prep offers. How to Get Started Meal prepping has an essential set of steps that are important for beginners. …

Everything Clean and Looking Good: Your Restaurant Cleaning Checklist

Cleanliness and sanitation are really fundamental to keeping your restaurant operating well. Having a restaurant cleaning checklist is the ultimate preparation for a health inspector. Here’s your commercial kitchen cleaning checklist that will contribute to your restaurant’s success. Back Of House Cleaning Checklist A lot of the daily, weekly, and …

Essential School Kitchen Equipment and How to Manage It

When you’re building a school kitchen supplies and equipment list to furnish your school facility, there are quite a few things to consider. A school cafeteria equipment list should include a number of key pieces of machinery and workstation appliances, as well as an adequate volume of utensils, disposables, and …

Tips for Building Your Restaurant Menu

Looking to create the best menu for your new restaurant? Perfecting your menu is a major part of your market research and business plan. Take a look at our expert tips and guidance to make sure your menu sets the stage for success! Check Out the Competition Anyone with experience, …

Hacks to Maximizing Your Meat Slicer

A meat slicer (or deli slicer) can be a great asset for a food service business. But making the most of your equipment work requires some special types of cleaning and maintenance and basic knowledge about how to use a meat slicer. Here’s what’s important about using a meat slicer …

How to Create a Remarkable Restaurant Ambiance

Most restaurant owners would agree that it’s important to set the right tone by creating a good ambiance in a restaurant space. But what does that mean? Restaurant ambiance is a pinnacle of good business design. When it comes to how to create ambiance in a restaurant, having the right …